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You Asked, We Answered: How Often Should I Replace My Retainer?

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 3:52 pm
Closeup of woman smiling while wearing retainer

After months or years of wearing braces, it’s safe to say there is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your new and improved smile. Even better, now you get to go back to your normal oral hygiene routine, eat what you please, and, of course, show everyone your new grin. However, your teeth will only stay in their perfectly aligned positions if you wear your retainer consistently. With good care, they should last for 5-7 years at a time. You’ll know when it’s time to get a replacement by reading the following tell-tale signs!

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Think You’re “Too Old” for Braces? Here’s Why You Aren’t!

May 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 6:19 pm
Woman smiling with adult braces in coffee shop

Are children and teens the only age groups that can get braces? It’s a reasonable question since they are two of the largest populations undergoing their teeth-straightening journey. Don’t worry – the ship hasn’t sailed if you’re interested in orthodontic treatment. That’s because candidacy isn’t determined by your age! To learn more about adult braces and why older patients often have a more successful experience, read on.

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3 Important Reasons To Wear Your Retainer

April 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 4:55 pm
Assortment of retainers on display at dental office

It’s no secret that braces can effectively move crooked, spaced-out, and otherwise misaligned teeth into a perfectly straight arch. To keep them in their new and improved positions, your orthodontist will provide you with a retainer. Years ago, patients were told to wear them for a year or two. Now, patients are encouraged to make wearing them a lifelong practice. Here are three important reasons why!

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An Inside Look at Life After Braces

March 23, 2022

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Patient with straight teeth smiling in orthodontist's mirror

Although traditional braces are extremely effective and reliable, they do require some alterations to your day-to-day activities, from the foods you can eat to the way you floss. As a result, you may be counting down the days until it’s time to have them removed. But what happens next? For an inside look into life after braces, read on!

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4 Tips to Get Your Invisalign Treatment Back on Track

February 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 11:02 pm
Closeup of patient wearing Invisalign in Worcester

Invisalign is no doubt one of the fastest, easiest, and most popular ways to achieve a straighter smile. With over five million satisfied patients, these clear, removable aligners offer many freedoms you simply can’t get with traditional metal braces. However, with great freedom comes great responsibility, and slacking off on your dentist’s instructions can get you off track. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do! Read on for the four best tips to get back on track with your Invisalign treatment.

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Do You Have Braces? Here Are Some Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions

January 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 5:12 pm
New Year's Resolutions on notepad on desk with supplies

Are you a big believer in setting New Year’s resolutions? Then you’ve likely spent the last couple of weeks brainstorming goals for 2022. Before finalizing your list, you should consider adding some smile-related intentions if you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. Unsure where to start? Here are five ideas for resolutions with braces to spark some inspiration!

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Delicious (and Braces-Friendly!) Holiday Recipes

December 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 9:06 pm
Woman in festive apron cooking holiday foods

Between the festive music, peppermint mochas, and twinkly lights, it’s not hard to see why this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the season just wouldn’t be the same without the copious amounts of delicious foods. If this is your first holiday season with braces, don’t worry – you don’t have to miss out. In fact, read on to learn 10 holiday recipes that are braces-friendly and delicious!

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Can Kids Get Braces on Their Baby Teeth?

November 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 8:53 pm
Closeup of young girl smiling while relaxing on couch

Since the largest age group of people with braces is teens and young adults, it’s not too surprising that many parents don’t consider orthodontic treatment until their child is older. However, intervening early on can minimize issues like overcrowding while preventing others entirely. For this reason, parents are encouraged to schedule a visit with an orthodontist for their child around age seven. But what if they still have baby teeth? To learn if braces with baby teeth are possible, read on!

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Swollen Gums and Braces: What’s Normal and What’s Not

October 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 3:32 pm
Orthodontist examining the gums of patient with braces

Did you recently get braces? No matter how much preparing you did beforehand on how to properly clean your teeth and which foods you can and cannot eat, it’s natural for you to have some questions along the way. For example, if you’ve noticed some puffiness, you may be wondering if swollen gums with braces are normal. To learn the answer, keep reading!

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Here’s Why You Should Keep Dental Wax at Home

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 12:27 pm
dental wax for braces

Thanks to modern braces, straightening your teeth is more seamless than ever before. With that being said, it’s normal to experience some discomfort, especially as your mouth adjusts to the presence of your metal brackets or clear aligners. Fortunately, there is a convenient solution: dental wax. Comprised of items like paraffin wax and beeswax, this moldable material can effectively protect your lips, gums, and the soft tissue in your mouth from cuts and irritation. Keep reading to learn why you should always have some at home!

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